Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1293797 (stock #1961)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$295.00
This wonderful French gold pocket watch key, is circa 1830. It is refined and beautifully finished, as expected of French craftsmanship. Original designed to wind a watch, it can now be enjoyed as a charm worn alone on a neck chain, or joined with other hearts and charms. It measures 1 inch long X 3/8ths across the top. It has French guarantee stamps on the ring and weighs 1.1 grams. It has a rich gold patina and is in excellent, original condition. France, circa 1840
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293775 (stock #1960)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,450.00
These earrings were purchased in a tiny, charming shop in Paris. They are French 18 karat and platinum. They are referred to as dormeuse, used to describe earrings that are so comfortable, they can even be worn while sleeping. They have remained so popular, that women today can be spotted on the Rue de Honore, carrying their Hermes bags and wearing their dormeuse earrings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1293182 (stock #1959)
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This antique very fine chain is designed with a motif of love knots.The love knot symbolizes rings of love, where there is no beginning or end....just eternal love. It is difficult enough to find an antique chain of substantial length, but finding one with a beautiful, meaningful link , and retaining a rich, original patina is wonderful.

The chain measures 60 inches without the clasp and 61 inches including X 1/4 inches wide. It weighs a significant 60 grams...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292447 (stock #1957)
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This doubled headed snake bracelet has charmed its way straight from Paris to find a new home. Each head has 17 diamonds centered with a 20 point Old European cut, set in silver topped 18 karat gold. The tiny eyes are accented with emeralds and rubies. The sides are set with 15 diamonds each, leading to an unadorned back.

The use of snakes in jewelry regained popularity when Albert presented his beloved Victoria with a betrothal ring in the form of a snake...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289968 (stock #1954)
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$950.00
This double sided, antique French compass is circa 1890. It is designed with gold links resembling nautical rope knots. It has original beveled glass on both sides and the compass is functioning with the needle moving freely. The gold has a rich, original patina and is finely finished. It has French guarantee stamps, or poincon's on the top loop, and is in excellent condition.

It is a wonderful gift for a loved one...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1289944 (stock #1953)
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$1,650.00
These are remarkable, Georgian 18 karat gold and glass pearl earrings, circa 1820. Very scarce , having survived almost 195 years, they were purchased in Paris. The gold fittings are cannetille(fine wire work creating patterns) and have retained their original, glorious patina. The ear wires are original as well and are back to front.

The use of imitation pearls was a novelty and an art unto itself. The laborious process utilized an inner coating of nacre which was a paste of fish scales...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1289633 (stock #1952)
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$875.00
These lovely, antique French 18k gold earrings are circa 1900. They have large, faceted stones that approximate a 2 1/2 carat diamond each.

The stones are the scarce and desirable cushion cut, and are set in gold collets with a fleur de lis motif. The stones are vibrant, white, with a hint of honey. They have easy to wear lever backs and are in excellent condition.

They retain a French poincon , or guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold on the ear wires...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1289540 (stock #1950)
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$3,995.00
This Georgian sapphire, diamond ring is a treasure. Sapphire is a rare stone to be used in Georgian jewelry and I have only had one other ring from this period designed with this stone.

The sapphire is a square, step cut with softly rounded corners, similar to a cushion cut stone, It is a beautiful, pale blue foil backed and set in a gold rub over collet. Stones during this period, were typically closed in the back and foil was used below the stone to add vibrance and light...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286565 (stock #1948)
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These rare and remarkable Georgian 15 karat aquamarine earrings, are circa 1820. They are designed with beautiful aquamarines, quite rare to find in jewelry during this period. The gold work too is superior, smooth and finely rendered right down to the tiny details. The gold created the perfect frame for the stones, in its restraint and artistry.

The three articulating sections earrings appear bold, but actually are light and so comfortable, also typical of this period...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1286143 (stock #1947)
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$795.00
Petite and charming, these antique 15 karat gold and amethyst earrings are circa 1880. They are designed with two pale faceted amethyst that are wrapped in a bouquet of gold ribbon. The very feminine, pale amethysts complement almost any piece of jewelry. The gold work is cannetille and hand etching. The composition is typically Victorian and very elegant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286101 (stock #1946)
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$8,500.00
This fine French enamel necklace is rare and truly a work of art. It is designed as double sided enamel pendant and is circa 1820. Inscribed "Gage D'Amitie" or a pledge of friendship, loyalty and love, it is a form of folk art, The pendant would have been a special commission made by an aristocrat who could afford the finest jewelers and artisans. It must have been become the finest sentimental gift presented to a loved one.

The design epitomizes the symbolism of loyalty, a dog idy...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285673 (stock #1945)
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$1,250.00
These beautiful earrings are Georgian, set with mellow colored faceted topaz. Topaz, a precious stone, was very rare and reserved for the finest of jewels. This oval, faceted topaz is set in 15 karat gold foil back, hand crimped bezels. The use of foil during this period of time was commonly used, as stones were closed back and the foil was a clever way to add brilliance and a distinctive hue.

These earrings were once part of a reviere, and now with the addition of 14 karat gold wires a...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1285084 (stock #1942)
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$1,200.00
These Georgian paste earrings have the desirable and rare cushion shape stone. The white, clear stones are set in silver with hand crimped collets. They have foil placed beneath each stone to enhance the reflection of light, as each stone is set closed back, typical of the period. The pastes are beautiful, and are comparable in size to approximately a 4 carat diamond.

They have been converted from Georgian cuff buttons with the addition of 14 karat gold ear wires. They measure 3/4 of in in...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280475 (stock #1940)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,695.00
Gold bearing quartz is one of the rarest forms of natural gold. During the Gold Rush of the 1880's in the United States, most of the gold quartz stones were mined in California. It is found in only a few locations in the world. When the quart stone contains a rare matrix, of gold, a beautiful piece of jewelry can be created.

In this example the stones have many fine veins of gold , within an ivory colored quartz. The two well matched stones were most likely cut from a single source, polish...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1280301 (stock #1939)
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$650.00
These beautiful antique 14 karat gold earrings are Victorian, circa 1910. They have fine gold work, as well as a beautiful, original patina.

The earrings are hand painted enamel on porcelain, with roses rendered in shades of pink with lime green, yellow and lavender accents. They measure 1 1/4 inches long from the top of the wire X 3/4 inches across.

They are completely original and in excellent condition. Any unusual white areas seen in the pics, are due to the camera flash. These ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1279426 (stock #1937)
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Simply elegant and beautiful, these earrings are set with the most beautiful foil back garnets. The almandine garnets have the very desirable deep pink/rose color. The setting is hand rendered, characteristic of the time period, Each garnet has facets around the perimeter, a flat table, and hand crimped rub over collets. The use of foil beneath the stone was used to capture light and give the stone an inner glow. The flower articulates, and shimmers with light with every movement. The uni...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1276930 (stock #1936)
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$4,500.00
This rare Stuart Crystal diamond ring is circa 1650. Following the execution of King Charles I, the Stuart followers made of of jewelry with faceted crystals below which contained hair, cyphers or sentimental portrait miniatures. The tradition followed into the 18th century.

In this example, a central faceted crystal with a cypher is surrounded by rose cut diamonds. All are set in rub over, silver collets. The 18 karat gold band with chasing on the sides, and plain back is typical of this...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1930 item #1274309 (stock #1931)
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There is nothing quite as sentimental as this French love pendant. I had searched for several years to find one for my beloved granddaughter, and last year I finally was successful. However, during my last buying trip to Paris, I was thrilled to find another.

Why is this so special and sentimental? In 1889 Louise Rose Etiennette Gerard, known as Rosemonde Gerard, a poet and playwright, wrote these words to her husband, Edmond Rostand. Rostand was the author of Cyrano de Bergerac. Louise, ...